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LaVonya Moore

LaVonya Moore

6 years of experience
Solution oriented

LaVonya began working in the behavioral health field in 2003. At that time, she worked with children with intellectual disabilities in their homes and communities, helping them to develop life skills and improve their overall functioning. She also worked with their families to assist them with increasing their access to care and services such as respite and in-school support services. In 2010, after receiving a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral and Addictions Counseling, she began working as a case manager for individuals facing homelessness. It was there that she learned of the impact of addiction and chronic mental health, and she was inspired to continue her education so that she can have a greater impact in fostering positive outcomes for individuals with chronic challenges. LaVonya went on to earn her master’s degree in Professional Counseling. She then worked as an inpatient counselor in an inpatient detox program. Her experience there informed her of the multiple challenges individuals with chronic addiction faced in their journey to recovery, igniting a passion to somehow have an impact on access to care. Since then, LaVonya has worked in multiple therapeutic settings, including outpatient, intensive outpatient, and short-term rehab. She has worked with hundreds of patients to help them through obtaining and maintaining sobriety, coping with depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns. LaVonya currently works as a professional counselor and holds licenses in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. She is also a CADC candidate (Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor).

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

Mental health is complex. How we feel, how we think, and what we do can be impacted by many factors. Unresolved trauma and overwhelming stress can significantly impact our functioning. That is why I am passionate about helping individuals identify and develop healthy coping strategies to overcome challenges. I understand that everyone is different, so I treat from an eclectic approach. I have training in CBT, Motivational, and Gestalt Therapies. I work with my clients to structure a treatment that is person-centered and realistic, with the client’s goals at the forefront. I have experience with all age groups and a wide range of mental health and substance use disorders.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

CBT, Mindfulness, ACT, and of course, Person-centered.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

My biggest strength is instilling hope. Oftentimes, individuals come into therapy feeling overwhelmed, and as if they being consumed by their challenges. Being the hopeless optimist that I am, I push my clients to see the light at the end of the tunnel, because there is always a solution.

About LaVonya Moore